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Notice: Roof update – The upstairs rooms of the house are still closed due to the storm damage in February. Work to repair the roof is due to start in January and continue through to the summer. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens
This elegant country manor and tranquil garden sit so harmoniously within the landscape that one cannot exist without the other.
The house was lovingly rebuilt by its last owner, Ralph Dutton, after a catastrophic fire in 1960. Enjoy the beautifully proportioned rooms which house his exquisite collection of ceramics and art, each window offering undisturbed views to the tranquil countryside beyond.
Beautifully manicured lawns lead the eye down avenues of sculptured topiary, past borders full of the heady scent of roses, to breathtaking views across the South Downs.
Step into the magical Kingdom of the Nutcracker this Christmas at Hinton Ampner. Stroll around the gardens twinkling with lights and giant sweets. Inside the house is decorated with scenes from the Nutcracker; don’t miss the dining room set up for a banquet in the Land of Sweets. Visit the Sugar Plum sweet shop full of traditional sweets and Father Christmas will be visiting the Christmas courtyard with his sleigh full of toys.
Grab your wellies and enjoy a winter walk and a cuppa with us this festive season. Take a stroll around our Ancient tree trail or join us on a guided walk. Celebrate with us on our annual Boxing Day walk and blow away the January blue on our New Year’s Day walk.
Looking for a unique present for someone special? Why not treat them to one of our craft or garden workshops? Learn how to make beautiful patchwork gifts or a spectacular candy tree made from your favourite sweets. For the green fingered, there are pruning and rose’s workshops. Make someone’s Christmas with a gift that keeps giving.